Republican Turncoat?

There’s been a lot of chatter in the insane right-wing media about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie making a few statements praising the Obama administration’s quick response to devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy.  Some Republicans are calling him a traitor:  http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2012/11/01/is-chris-christie-a-gop-traitor-for-praising-obamas-response-to-hurricane-sandy

What would it take for the Limbaugh/Hannity part of the right-wing reactionary media to say just one complimentary thing about a Democrat?  How does saying someone is doing their job make you a traitor?  Does saying that I like French fries or Spanish cheeses make me un-American?  Following the insane right-wing media’s logic, that’s the only conclusion.

Governor Christie isn’t saying he agrees with Obama’s policies, or that Obama would make a better president than Mitt Romney.  All he has said is that the President has done a good job managing the response to this disaster, and apparently the people of New Jersey are important to the Governor — more important than the election.  The ability to recognize when the other party is serving the public good is a rare quality in politics these days.  The fact that Governor Christie can even bring himself to say that gives me hope for him as a future presidential candidate.

About Elton Conrady, Technical Editor

Elton Conrady is Technical Editor at Media Rostra. As a network engineer, Elton has worked in traditional telecom, wireless, state government, and DoD environments. While engineers are considered dull or nerdy in some social circles, Elton has attempted to be an interesting person -- he has played on a barnstorming basketball team in Europe, worked as a commercial fisherman off Kodiak Island, and lived in Croatia for 4 years. Now that he is "grown up", Elton spends his spare time fishing, camping, and hiking.